We asked five writers to look at the challenges the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI will face.
Looking Ahead: My Hope for the Next Pope
By Richard Gaillardetz
Is the Papacy Obsolete?
By Margaret O’Brien Steinfels
Shepherding the Church
By Rev. Robert P. Imbelli
Church in Tension
By Amy Uelmen
My Meeting with Cardinal Ratzinger
By Cathleen Kaveny
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